A self-employed driver invoice is used by independently contracted drivers to charge clients for the delivery of packages or goods through a motor vehicle. Drivers can specialize in the delivery of food, newspapers, packages, floral arrangements, mail, and any other items that an individual or company may want to be transported.

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What is a Self-Employed Driver?

Self-employed drivers are professionals who operate cars and trucks of all sizes to transport items or people from one location to another. Unlike salaried delivery drivers, those who work as contractors can deliver for multiple clients on time schedules that work for them. Additionally, self-employed drivers are responsible for providing their own vehicle, insurance, taxes, and other administrative and legal requirements.

Due to the need of supplying a personally-owned vehicle for the job, delivery drivers should weigh their options carefully to provide that they aren’t needlessly wasting gas yet aren’t missing out on larger payload deliveries due to having too small of a car. The following models are recommended for the average delivery driver/courier: Smaller Sized Options

  • Ford Transit Connect – $24,275  to $29,135
  • Mercedes-Benz Metris – $31,390 to $35,580
  • Volkswagen Caddy – $27,490 to $43,990

Larger Options

  • Ford Transit – $34,085 to $40,965
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter – $39,790 to $46,090
  • Nissan NV – $35,760 to $42,510

Self-Employed Driver Salary & Hourly Rate ($/hr)

  • Salary: $45,460/yr (source: BLS)
  • Hourly Rate: $21.859/hr (source: BLS)